Brad DeLong Headlines ‘Obamacare’ Discussion at Law School

Economist to be joined by three local healthcare leaders for panel discussion

J. Bradford DeLong Ph.D., an Economics professor at the University of California, Berkeley and a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy, will be the featured speaker at the latest in a series of lectures and panel discussions on the future of healthcare sponsored by the School of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The theme of the event is “The Affordable Care Act Six Years After Passage: Hopes, Fears, Disappointment, Windfalls, and Realities (so far).”

In addition to DeLong’s seminar, the event will also feature a panel discussion moderated by UMKC Law Prof. Ann Marie Marciarille. Panelists will include Robert S. Bonney, Senior Vice President, Saint Luke’s Health System; Joshua Freeman, Professor and Department Chair of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center; and Bridget McCandless, President and CEO, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.

The event takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 26 in the Thompson Courtroom at the UMKC School of Law, 500 E. 52nd St., Kansas City, Mo. The event is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required and available at The event will also be livestreamed at

DeLong also is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a blogger at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and a fellow of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1982 and 1987. He served in the U.S. Treasury Dept. from 1993 to 1995. His personal blog is at


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